Dog rescued after falling over cliff in Swanage

Both the Swanage and St Albans Coastguard teams were called in to save a dog that had gone over the edge of the cliff on Swanage Downs.

The nine month old collie cross dog called Harlyn was out for a walk with his owner on Thursday 2nd December 2021 when he fell, but luckily ended up on a ledge.

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However, with no easy means of reaching him, the coastguard had to deploy its cliff rescue equipment.

The Downs

Swanage Downs

“On a ledge some 30 metres down

Swanage Coastguard reported:

“The teams were paged just after 4 pm and set up for a rope rescue to recover Harlyn who was sat on a ledge some 30 metres down.

“After a little persuasion and using the special dog recovery bag, Harlyn was safely recovered back up the cliff and reunited with his owner.

“As the owner did, in a coastal emergency, please dial 999 and ask for the coastguard.”

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